Welcome to our spring edition of Connections.

This issue focuses on reflection and the need to take time to look back to see where we have come and what we have accomplished. Lynn and I were busy jumping from one commitment to another this semester like most of us and were sharing how we wished we had time to reflect on our work. Reflection allows us to contemplate and make deliberate and well-informed plans. Additionally, the loss of Bev Bos this past winter, an inspirational play advocate, added to our desire to stop and ‘look back’ at what we have accomplished as the Play, Policy and Practice Interest Forum. We have used this issue to share an overview of all our topics in Connections over the past 20 years and to re-print some past articles that even today will inspire. A thank you to Sandi Waite-Stupiansky for the essay in remembrance of Bev Bos. Enjoy looking back on our past work together. We hope you each get to stop and reflect this summer and of course find time to play.

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Co-Managing Editors:

Lynn-Hartle, The Pennsylvania State University at Brandywine

Karen Lindeman, Edinboro University